Call for Expressions of Interest - New Module - Collaborating with Industry

January 30, 2017

Call for Expressions of Interest - New Module - Collaborating with Industry

Now Open

The ARMS Board has approved funding to develop a new foundation level module “Working with Industry” for development through 2017 and delivery at the 2017 ARMS Annual Conference in Wellington, NZ.

We are seeking a motivated, hard working and knowledgeable research administrator/manager to be the Module Development Facilitator for our newest Foundation level module “Working with Industry.”

A brief description of this module is provided below.

An amount of up to $8,000 will be available to each Module Development Facilitator to assist their work, including establishing a small reference group to provide input into module content.

Queries may be directed to the ARMS Business Development Manager: Education and Professional Development, Mark Hochman at (phone 0408843325).

Please address the criteria in the Expressions of Interest Form and return by email to the ARMS Administration Officer at by close of business, Monday 20th February, 2017.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of our profession and we urge you to consider your involvement carefully.


New Module - Working with Industry
Module Description: Governments of all persuasions are seeking to increase collaboration between industry and universities and/or other public funded research agencies. Public policy drivers are being put in place to encourage these collaborations, e.g. engagement and impact in Australia. Yet, many researchers and research institutions do not seem to be equipped for such collaboration. This foundation level module in the ARMS accreditation program will examine different research drivers for industry and public research organisations; will examine the institutional strategies and parameters that build a culture of collaboration and will examine the role that the Research Office can play in ensuring industry collaborations are effective and beneficial to all parties. 
Learning Objectives:  On completion of this module, registrants shall be able to:

  • Understand the different drivers for industry and public research organisations;
  • Understand and know how to implement strategies that will increase collaboration and build a positive culture of collaboration; and
  • Provide practical tools for a Research Office to expedite research in collaboration with industry.  


Since its inception in 2013 the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program has seen more than 1800 persons complete individual modules. The initial 10 foundation modules have been supplemented by two Singapore specific modules (2015) and two modules related to Higher Degree by Research (HDR) administration (2016). We are continuing to develop new modules as we endeavour to meet the needs of the ARMS membership.